InstructorCiara Wharton
TypeOnline Course
DateOct 23, 2017 - Oct 22, 2018
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Let Your Creative Journey Begin! 

Over six weeks core visual elements of line, colour, scale, proportion, composition and expression are explored through a variety of media such as wartercolour, acrylic, oil pastels and soft pastels. Students are shown how to take their independent ideas through a process of creative development and by the end of the 6 weeks will have several works that can be hung in pride of place including their final project consisting of a large canvas approximately 50x70cms // 20x28inchesใ

Just some skills covered over the 6 week course 

  • Sketching techniques
  • Sourcing inspiration and developing ideas
  • Colour theory
  • Watercolour introduction & techniques 
  • Still-life
  • Oil pastel & soft pastel introduction
  • Perspective 
  • Acrylic Introduction
  • Concept development 
  • Large final project or small series 
Student Work From Foundation Course 

This tried and tested course is structured sequentially with each module building upon knowledge from the previous module creating a solid art foundation. An intensive E-course of my successful in-person foundation course condensed into six weeks for in-depth learning and artistic skills acquisition. New material has been developed and added to ensure the best possible learning experience for those new to art as well as the seasoned artists. 

My unique technique instills a new found artistic confidence and independence as many of my past students have gone on to have exhibitions, set-up their own practice and sell their work. This is not a fast track course if you show up, do the work you will reap the creative rewards. 

Section 1Welcome & Introduction
Section 2Week 1 Observation & Drawing
Lecture 2Module 1 Introduction
Lecture 3Module 1 Observation
Lecture 4Module 1 Sketch Books & Pencils
Lecture 5Module 1 Drawing
Lecture 6Module 1 Tonal Values & Forms In Practice
Lecture 7Module 1 Resources
Lecture 8Preparation Module 2
Section 3Week 1 Incubating Ideas
Lecture 9Module 2 Introduction
Lecture 10Module 2 Mind Mapping
Lecture 11Module 2 Developing Theme/Concept
Lecture 12Module 2 Resources
Lecture 13Preparation for Week 2
Section 4Week 2 Introduction Watercolour & Colour Theory
Lecture 14Module 3 Introduction
Lecture 15Module 3 Introduction To Watercolour & Equipment
Lecture 16Module 3 Basic Colour Theory
Lecture 17Module 3 Watercolour Techniques
Lecture 18Module 3 Resources
Lecture 19Preparation for Module 4
Section 5Week 2 Diving Deeper
Lecture 20Module 4 Introduction
Lecture 21Module 4 Diving Deeper Colour Theory
Lecture 22Module 4 Diving Deeper Watercolour Techniques
Lecture 23Module 4 Watercolour Masterclass
Lecture 24Module 4 Watercolour Masterclass
Lecture 25Module 5 Resources
Lecture 26Preparations Week 3
Section 6Week 3 Still Life & Oil Pastels
Lecture 27Module 5 Introduction
Lecture 28Module 5 Still Life
Lecture 29Module 5 Thumbnail Sketches
Lecture 30Module 5 Introduction To Oil Pastels
Lecture 31Module 5 Still Life Development
Lecture 32Module 5 Still Life Master Class
Lecture 33Module 5 Resources
Lecture 34Preparation Module 6
Section 7Week 3 Perspective & Soft Pastels
Lecture 35Module 6 Introduction
Lecture 36Module 6 Perspective & History of Perspective
Lecture 37Module 6 Linear Perspective
Lecture 38Module 6 Atmospheric Perspective
Lecture 39Module 6 Introduction to Soft Pastel
Lecture 40Module 6 Pastel Study
Lecture 41Module 6 Resources
Lecture 42Preparation Week 8
Section 8Week 4 Introduction To Acrylic
Section 9Week 4 Dedicated Theme Developing Personal Theme
Section 10Week 5 Development & Composition
Section 11week 5 Development & Building Layers
Section 12Refining Details
Section 13Finishing Touches & Reflections
Section 14Support